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Lars Vilhelmsen, Stephan M. Blank, Zhiwei Liu and David R. Smith

hemisphere with ten species in the Palaearctic and five in the Nearctic, as well as six from the Oriental Region. In contrast, representation of Orussus in the southern hemisphere is poor: five species are known from sub-saharan Africa, none at all from the Neotropic Region, and only one from New Guinea in

J. Fernández-Triana, C. van Achterberg and J.B. Whitfield

, shape and sculpture of the medial part of tergites 1 and 2, shape of hypopygium, and ovipositor sheaths (Figs 1–24), among other features (Austin 1990 ). As a result of studies being carried out by the authors on the world fauna of Microgastrinae a new species of Miropotes from the Oriental region

Christer Hansson

The entedontine genera Achrysocharoides Girault, Chrysocharis Förster and Kratoysma Bou � ek (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in the Oriental region CHRISTER HANSSON Seven new species of the subfamily Entedontinae are described from the Oriental region: Achrysocharoides nitidus ( ♀ , ♂ ), Chrysocharis

CHENG Zhangcan

As one of the greatest British translators and Sinologists of the 20th century, Arthur Waley (1889−1966) translated many Oriental classics and exerted a deep and profound impact on Western literary culture. His translations of classical Chinese poems won him the Queen’s Medal for Poetry in 1953 and were not only well received in the academic world but also highly praised by prominent contemporary poets such as Yeats, Pound, Woolf and Mervin. Indeed, his versions of Chinese poems were ranked highly as English poems in their own right and included in several popular anthologies and ESL textbooks. Furthermore, his English translations proved popular enough to be translated into various other Western languages and set to music. Both academic and commercial publishers competed for the right to publish his translations, which sold well and enjoyed high circulation in both university and public libraries. Thus, Western authors and scholars became accustomed to citing his translations, while poets looked to them as an important resource in their poetic compositions. In addition to the prevalence and canonization of Waley’s translations in the West, Waley’s translation is notable and significant when we contemplate the confluence between the East and West, the process of cultural globalization, and the role that literary translation played in this process.

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Global Oriental Special E-Books Online, Collection 2007-2010 is the electronic version of the book publication program of Global Oriental in 2007-2010.

Inner and east Asia, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, History, Linguistics

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Junli Yao, Cornelis van Achterberg, Michael J. Sharkey, Eric G. Chapman and Jiahua Chen

1); T2 and T3 completely and coarsely sculptured; T4 and following tergites (largely) retracted; ovipositor sheath length 0.4–0.8 × fore wing (but unknown of ruficeps and laosensis ). Distribution . Oriental (China, Japan, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand), Palaearctic region (Russia

After Orientalism

Critical Entanglements, Productive Looks


Edited by Inge E. Boer

How does Edward Said’s Orientalism speak to us today? What relevance did and does it have politically and intellectually? How and in what modes does Orientalism engage with new, intersecting fields of inquiry? At the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Orientalism these questions shape the essays collected in the present volume. The “after” of the title does not only guide the contributions in a look on past discussions, but specifically points at future research as well. Orientalism’s critical entanglements are thus connected to productive looks; these productive looks make us read differently, but only after we recognize our struggle with the dominant notions that we live by, that divide and unite us. More specifically, this volume addresses three fields of research enabling productive looks: visual culture; the body, sexuality and the performative; and national identities, modernity and gender. All articles, weaving delicate, new analytical and theoretical textures, maintain vital links with at least two of the fields mentioned. Orientalism’s role as a cultural catalyst is gauged in the analysis of materials such as Iranian film, 16th and 17th century Venetian representations of “the Turk,” Barthes’ take on Japanese culture, modern Arab travel narratives, Palestinian popular culture, photography on and of the Maghreb, Japanese queer and gay culture, the 19th century Illustrated London News, theories on migration and exile, postcolonial cinema, and Hanan al-Shaykh’s and Mai Ghoussoub’s writing on civil war in Lebanon. Authors include: Karina Eileraas, Belgin Turan Özkaya, Joshua Paul Dale, John Potvin, Mark McLelland, Tina Sherwell, Nasrin Rahimieh, Stephen Morton, Anastasia Vallasopoulos, Suha Kudsieh and Kate McInturff.

Oriental Prospects

Western Literature and the Lure of the East


Edited by C.C. Barfoot and Theo D'haen

A great deal of stimulating and valuable discussion (as well as some indignation and hot air) has been stimulated by Edward Said, whose provocative study of Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient appeared twenty years ago. This present book will, we believe, be recognized as a worthy addition to the many attempts that have since been made to sift the intrinsic and ingrained attitudes of West to East. The fifteen articles in Oriental Prospects: Western Literature and the Lure of the East cover literature from the Renaissance through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the modern period, some in pragmatic accounts of responses to and uses of experiences of the Orient and its cultural attitudes and artefacts, others contending more theoretically with issues that Edward Said has raised. Despite all the misunderstanding, prejudice and propaganda in the scholarly and literary depiction of the Orient still today as in the past, what emerges from this wide-range of articles is that no species of literary text or academic study can appear without risking the accusation of escapist exoticism or cultural and economic exploitation; and thus regrettably masking the essential and vital significance of the political and the real and imaginative trading between East and West.

After Orientalism

Critical Perspectives on Western Agency and Eastern Re-appropriations


Edited by François Pouillion and Jean-Claude Vatin

The debate on Orientalism began some fifty years ago in the wake of decolonization. While initially considered a turning point, Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978) was in fact part of a larger academic endeavor – the political critique of “colonial science” – that had already significantly impacted the humanities and social sciences. In a recent attempt to broaden the debate, the papers collected in this volume, offered at various seminars and an international symposium held in Paris in 2010-2011, critically examine whether Orientalism, as knowledge and as creative expression, was in fact fundamentally subservient to Western domination.
By raising new issues, the papers shift the focus from the center to the peripheries, thus analyzing the impact on local societies of a major intellectual and institutional movement that necessarily changed not only their world, but the ways in which they represented their world. World history, which assumes a plurality of perspectives, leads us to observe that the Saidian critique applies to powers other than Western European ones — three case studies are considered here: the Ottoman, Russian (and Soviet), and Chinese empires.
Other essays in this volume proceed to analyze how post-independence states have made use of the tremendous accumulation of knowledge and representations inherited from previous colonial regimes for the sake of national identity, as well as how scholars change and adapt what was once a hegemonic discourse for their own purposes. What emerges is a new landscape in which to situate research on non-Western cultures and societies, and a road-map leading readers beyond the restrictive dichotomy of a confrontation between West and East.

With contributions by: Elisabeth Allès; Léon Buskens; Stéphane A. Dudoignon; Baudouin Dupret; Edhem Eldem; Olivier Herrenschmidt; Nicholas S. Hopkins; Robert Irwin; Mouldi Lahmar; Sylvette Larzul; Jean-Gabriel Leturcq; Jessica Marglin; Claire Nicholas; Emmanuelle Perrin; Alain de Pommereau; François Pouillon; Zakaria Rhani; Emmanuel Szurek; Jean-Claude Vatin; Mercedes Volait

Beyond Orientalism

The Work of Wilhelm Halbfass and its Impact on Indian and Cross-Cultural Studies


Edited by Eli Franco and Karin Preisendanz

Wilhelm Halbfass, philosopher and Indologist, is a committed participant in the dialogue between India and Europe, whose reflections on the Indian tradition and its Western perception are accompanied by reflection on and critical examination of the Western tradition. In this innovative combination of Indological research and philosophical-hermeneutical research in the history of ideas, he demonstrates a purpose more ambitious and a scope wider than Edward Said's who constructed the Western study of the so-called Orient as an attempt to deprive it of its identity and sovereignty, and who perceived the pursuit of Oriental Studies in Western universities to be an extension of a fundamentally political will to power and domination. Without denying the domination of the dialogue between India and Europe by the West, Halbfass goes beyond that to show a different way of approaching Indian thought; he strives to establish the presuppositions and prerequisites that would make a true dialogue and mutual understanding between Indian and Western intellectual cultures possible. The papers in the present volume originate from twenty-three scholars of Indology, philosophy, religious studies, comparative theology, classics, folkloristics and political theory, working in eleven countries spread over three continents. They address central issues of Halbfass' work; his critical responses to them commence with an extensive essay in which he assesses in a masterly manner the state of Indian studies almost twenty years after the publication of Said's Orientalismz.